December 16, 2008

Gamba Osaka: Alex Ferguson Is Only Human - We Are Not Afraid Asian Champions Gamba Osaka are not quaking in their boots at the prospect of facing Euro

The Japanese team laboured to a 1-0 win over Adelaide United on Sunday and are ready to step up a gear against the English giants.

"We have nothing to lose and we'll go all out, leave everything out there on the pitch,” Gamba captain Satoshi Yamaguchi told reporters.

"We don't want to be thinking we should have done this and that after the match, and as long as we're playing them, we'll play to win. But we need to make sure we don't play like we did against Adelaide."

At the same stage last year, fellow J-League club Urawa Reds lost 1-0 to AC Milan.

That result gave coach Akira Nishino confidence that he can put one over on Alex Ferguson.

"Ferguson may be Ferguson, but I like to think he's also human," Nishino said. "The same goes for Man U and Gamba. We don't want to play afraid."

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